EDDI Conference System, EDDI16 – 8th Annual European DDI User Conference

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Sharing Metadata Using the DDI "Standard" - 20 Years Later - How are we doing?
Timothy Parsons, Brandon Kowalski, Michelle Edwards

Last modified: 2016-09-27

Abstract


DDI was developed as the standard for describing social science and statistical data 20 years ago.  But what is a standard and how do we define one?  Should the standard specify the model or should it specify the content?  How do we know if we have it right?  Advances in technology have propelled the rapid sharing of information.  Systems are far more interconnected in enabling users to share information worldwide in a pace unimaginable back when DDI was first developed. Has DDI been able to keep up with these advances to serve the needs of users and systems?  Where does DDI fit in this new world? We will demonstrate, how and where DDI may be falling behind and areas where we excel.